A few years back, Zara was just a store on Champs-Élysées, where club-crazed locals went to get glittery tops and only slightly classier European versions of what the French might call le freakum dress.
Fast forward a few years and, my, how things have changed. Along with its other U.S. outposts, Zara’s three-story flagship on Fifth Avenue in New York City is a gleaming temple, teeming with tourists and locals jostling for Zara’s refined take on minimalist basics and seriously hot, date-worthy dresses. If brick-and-mortar madness isn’t your thing, then take refuge on Zara’s soothing e-commerce site, where you can shop its edgy-cool pieces without having to go toe-to-toe for that last sharp-shouldered blazer in a size six.
From covetable night-out dresses to easy-chic weekend basics, here are our 10 favorite looks right now.